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SPA is committed to the care leaver agenda and to supporting higher education (HE) admissions to redress the challenges that those coming from care are faced with when applying to HE. We will ensure that we embed consideration of care leavers into all relevant aspects of our work, including our good practice statements and the discussions that we have with HE providers. SPA has worked closely with Buttle UK and are a signatory to Buttle UK's statement of commitment, to help HE providers continue their drive to support for those in and from care as the Buttle UK Quality Mark is phased out.
SPA launched a call for evidence during National Care Leavers' Week in November 2014, asking the sector for specific good practice examples on how applicants in and from care are supported through the admissions process. These examples from the sector have been incorporated into a guide, using admissions to bridge the gap for care leavers. Each case study example is also available to download separately.
SPA's call for evidence remains open and we would be happy to keep the guide up-to-date with new examples of good practice in this area. If you would like to add your examples of good practice within admissions, please submit them using the call for evidence response form below.